We at Persimmon Tree are dedicated to bringing you creative fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art from women over sixty.

Our commitment comes from seeing too many excellent older women writers and artists ignored or disregarded. We live in a youth-oriented society that fails to validate, much less venerate, these women’s talent and skill. Yet they have so much to offer. Decades of life experience have prepared them to speak to the largest questions, and they know how to do this in a multiplicity of ways.

Persimmon Tree wants to make older women’s work available to all ages.

The task is huge. Those of us who are doing it are volunteers, except for our web staff. The editor puts in very long hours, as do the contributing editors. Creating a magazine takes a lot of time and money.

We’re deeply committed—but you can help, too.
Consider sending a donation.
No amount is too small; everything will be very much appreciated.
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1. Click here to pay with a credit card

Make a donation


2. Write a check made out to Fractured Atlas* and send it to: Persimmon Tree, 1534 Campus Drive, Berkeley CA 94708

*Persimmon Tree is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts
service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Persimmon Tree must
be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent
permitted by law. Money contributed to Persimmon Tree via Fractured Atlas
will be given directly to the magazine.

Whichever way you make your gift, many thanks in helping to grow this persimmon tree!


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Anita Altman
Linda Amster
Marian Baldy
Wendy Barker
Margaret Bean
Linda Boldt
Lowell Brook
Linda Chavez
Bell Chevigny
Catherine Collier
Katherine Cunningham
Nyla Dartt
Rochelle Distelheim
Mary Ruth Donnelly
Susan Dworkin
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Don and Susan Foster
Linda Freedland
Emerly Gueron
Susan Halperin
Janet Ruth Heller
Ann Humphrey
Barbara Kane
Marianne Kranz
Maureen Lahey
Natalie Levy
Margaret Mandel
Carol Mayer
Sara McAuley
Bernard Palitz, Jr.
Gena Raps
Moira Sauvage
Katherine Sklar
Judith R. Thoyer
Katherine Tullie
Gail Webber
Ellen Wiener
Jean Zorn
Anonymous (4)
Sing Baker
Julia Ballerini
Rachel Biale
Lyn Brakeman
Janet Brof
Kathryn Brown
Julie Brickman
Sandra Butler
Darlene Ceremello
Ina Chadwick
Catharine Clark-Sayles
Mary Cleverdon
Marie Daniely
Lucille Lang Day
Rosemary Dexter
Mary Ruth Donnelly
Phyllis Douglas
Elana Dykewoman
Noma Edwards
Ruth Gais
Nancy Gerber
Sheila Grinell
Hilary Harper
Jo Ann Hoffman
Janet Holmgren
Kathleen Hunter
Marcia Jacobs
Marilyn Katz
Kathryn Kelly
Marlaina E. Krause
Rochelle Lefkowitz
Joan Leibovitz
Sue Leonard
Aurora Lewis
Elizabeth Linkemann
Catharine Lucas
Ronna Magy
Melody Mansfield
Margaret Mazzaferro
Shirley Moore
Jennifer Nessel
Janet Newman
Elizabeth Peterson
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Patricia Rauscher
Ency Richardson
Lilly Rivlin
Claire Ruder
Marlene Samuels
Ronni Sandroff
Ruth Saxton
Kathran Siegel
JoAnne Simpson
Julia Spring
Julia Summer
Ann Tracy
Mardi Tuminaro
Linda Weimer
Virginia Cabot Wood
Anne Harding Woodworth
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Myrna Ashby
Phyllis Babrove
Lenore Barrett
Nancy Bauer-King
Glenda Beall
Rachel Biale
Alice Bloch
Patricia Boosma
Adrianne Borgia
Irene Briggs
Theresa Brown
Michelle Cacho-Negrete
Judith Carroll
Ina Chadwick
Suzanne Cikowski
Mary Ann Cook
Henrietta Dahlstrom
Daniel Dallmann
Marie Daniely
Maxine Davis
Rosemary Dexter
Rosanne Ehrlich
Roberta Estar
Maurya Simon Falk
Nancy Feinstein
Catherine Flaherty
Gail Frank
Beth Franz
Alice Friman
Claudia Geagan
Dorothy Gilbert
Gail Gilliland
Judith Harding
Janet Harrison
Josephine Hausam
Elyse Hilton
Mary Hilvert
JoAnn Hoffman
Janet House
Gail Jandrey
Kathleen Jonathan
Rita Juster
Laurie A. Kirkpatrick
Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer
Joan Knuesel
Marianne Kranz
Susan Kress
Maureen Lahey
Maria Lambert
Mel Lee
Marjory Lenox
MaryEllen Letarte
Lori Levy
Deena Linett
Roberta Llewellyn
Mardith Louisell
Anne Lovett
Elaine Lorenz
Carol Marsh
Alice Marks
Portia MCracken
Sharon McCrae
Shelley Minden
Jenny Mirling
Merimee Moffitt
Jane Morgan
Sandra Morris
Joyce Munri
Carol Nadell
Janet Newman
Alice Nye
Jen OConnor
Ethel Paquin
Melba Pitts
Patricia Pomerleau
Marian Posey
Sylvia Ramos
Hilda Raz
Charlene Reichert
Ruth Resch
Susan Rice
Judy Richardson
Luvon Roberson
Lois Roelofs
Crystal Rogers
Phyllis Rozman
Hilary Sallick
Ruth Saxton
Mary Kay Schoen
Elaine Schwartz
Margaret Seidenberg-Ellis
Carol Shizue Seigel
JoAnne Simson
Barbara Kreader Skalinder
Anne Mollegen Smith
Charlene Spretnak
Karen Steele
Lani Steele
Clara Stern
Patricia Sullivan
Eleanor Swent
Rebecca Taksel
Bonnie Tappan
Ann Taylor
Ann Thomas
Sarah Thompson
Mary Tilghman
Norma Tucker
Ellen Ulken
Linda Washburn
Gail A. Webber
Judith Weir
Judy Wells
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